Puppy Food ingredients

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We are currently feeding our 5 month old Dobie Max dry kibble with the following ingredients:

Ingredients: Lamb meat meal, rice, ground whole barley, potato protein, lamb fat, whole linseed, lamb gravy, sugar beet pulp, alfalfa, sodium chloride, natural seaweed, chicory extract, omega 3 and omega 6 supplement, lysine, calcium carbonate, D,L-methionine, yucca extract, threonine, JWB special ingredients.

Contains: Min 26% lamb, min 26% rice, min 14% barley.

Typical analysis: Protein 30%, oil 15%, fibre 3%, ash 8.5%, omega-3 fatty acids 1.2%, omega 6 fatty acids 1.1%.

It is an organic food with no artifiicial colurs or preservatives.

Do you think that this is a good enough quality dry kibble ?

The reason I ask is that Max has still got loose stools, his first stoll of the day will be firm but the rest of the day they are loose and sometimes like water (especially on walks), he had worms when we got him so he has been treated with Drontal for them and they are no longer evident in his stools.

We will be taking a sample to the vets but just wanted to check if anyone here had any thoughts...

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Repost of reply posted June 14 5:28PM ET.

Nathan UK - any update?

The kibble looks good, but there is always the possibility that one of the ingredients bothers Max. If you are still moistening the kibble, you might want to mix in a little cooked rice. That is gentle on their digestive system. While everyone will tell you not to feed your dogs table scraps, mine will generally get any meat scraps left over. No cooked bones whatsoever though.

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I have spoken with a breeder over here (Aritaur Dobermanns) about his diet and asked about feeding raw.

We have being doing this (feeding raw) for about a week and I have to say his stools are now a lot firmer and I have only seen 1 loose one since we changed so it is looking good.